Channel Your Inner Swede with These Saffron Buns

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Once you’ve had your fill of cookies, candy canes, and hot chocolate, try these Swedish lussekatter, or saffron buns. Rich and slightly sweet, these raisin-studded buns are sure to become a favorite holiday treat.

These buns are typically made in Sweden on December 13 to celebrate St. Lucia Day. They start with a mixture of saffron, sugar, and cognac or vodka, which gives the buns their beautiful yellow tint.

Once you have your dough made, shape it into the signature lussekatter “S” shape, and put two raisins in each bun. Brush on some egg wash, bake until golden-brown, and enjoy!

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